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In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and far too many other Black people, folks in every state are rising up to say #BlackLivesMatter. Many protesters have been taking to the streets for years; some are newer to civic action. In 2020, there are many threats to protesters: environmental hazards like heat stroke, police-inflicted injuries, the risk of arrest and, of course, the coronavirus. Although I am not an expert on protester safety, I pulled together this information from the Do No Harm Coalition, Paper Revolution and the University of California at San Francisco medical community. I hope these points will help protesters fight for a better world as safely as possible.

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine